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Gmail Hack Targeted White House

DEVLIN BARRETT and SIOBHAN GORMAN The Wall Street Journal 06/03/2011
Gmail Hack Targeted White House

People who work at the White House were among those targeted by the China-based hackers who broke into Google Inc.'s Gmail accounts, according to one U.S. official. The hackers likely were hoping the officials were conducting administration business on their private emails, according to lawmakers and security experts.

Netflix sharing will be a crime in Tennesse

State lawmakers in country music’s capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend’s login — even with permission — to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix and Rhapsody.

Hackers Resurrect Tupac With Bogus Story on PBS Website

PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks.

Facebook page calls for beating Saudi women drivers

A campaign has been launched on Facebook calling for men to beat Saudi women who drive their cars in a planned protest next month against the ultra-conservative kingdom's ban on women taking the wheel.

Lady Gaga Album Demand Melts Down Amazon

John Kell The Wall Street Journal 05/25/2011
Lady Gaga Album Demand Melts Down Amazon

Amazon.com Inc.’s one-day, 99-cent promotion of Lady Gaga’s highly anticipated second studio album, “Born This Way,” is resulting in downloading delays on the Internet retailer’s website due to high volume, the company said Monday.

Up to 20 million Americans 'overcharged' by AT&T for data usage

AT&T are 'systematically overcharging' up to 20 million Americans who use their iPhone or iPad to access data on the go, an investigation has uncovered. The lawsuit alleges the phone giant routinely over charges customers between 7 and 14 per cent, and in some cases up to 300 per cent.

Treebot tackles trunks, branches inchworm-style

We've seen robots that can slither up a tree and shimmy up telephone poles, and now engineers in Hong Kong have developed one that can crawl up trees autonomously.

Hong Kong Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Airways launch augmented reality mobile applications

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and Cathay Pacific Airways announced their joint initiative – DiscoverHongKong Mobile App Series – one of the first smart phone travel application series in the world that makes use of the augmented reality technology.

Android smartphones face data breach threat

Tim Bradshaw Financial Times 05/20/2011

US outlines global plan for cyberspace

LOLITA C. BALDOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE My Way News 05/18/2011
Android smartphones face data breach threat

Owners of Android smartphones are being warned to avoid public WiFi networks after researchers found a security flaw that could affect the vast majority of devices based on Google’s software.

US outlines global plan for cyberspace

The Obama administration laid out plans Monday to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online.


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